The myth of Sebastião – A book about an ancient king and the history of Portugal by author Georg Franzky Cabral

Portugal in 1578. King Sebastião went off for a crusade in Africa – and never came back. Two years later, Spain took over the country. And while the king’s dead body was never found, the country waited for him to return. Sebastião became a myth and a symbol for hope – of freedom and a better life. Author Georg Franzky Cabral uses the character of … Continue reading The myth of Sebastião – A book about an ancient king and the history of Portugal by author Georg Franzky Cabral

Aerial photos of the Pyrenees and Spain | Exclusive report by Author, Adventurer, Economic Innovator and Pilot Garrett Fisher

It is a special series we host, here on the transatlantic diablog. Based on the special, unique and very personal stories of author, adventurer and economic innovator Garrett Fisher. Now living in the south of Germany, Fisher originally moved there from the United States – with a special airplane. Here is another one of his photo-reports – about flying with an old aeroplane. In my last post … Continue reading Aerial photos of the Pyrenees and Spain | Exclusive report by Author, Adventurer, Economic Innovator and Pilot Garrett Fisher

THE ART OF FACES: People portraits by German artist Matthias Brock

The innitial idea dates back to a two years working period in Paris. Living and working there with a grant, German artist Matthias Brock discovered painting portraits. People he met on the street of the French capital. Although no one painted by the artist is a real person – Brock only uses the people as an inspiration for his large oil paintings. Taking a single trip … Continue reading THE ART OF FACES: People portraits by German artist Matthias Brock